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It’s widely accepted that climate change
will have bigger negative impacts on poor
er countries than wealthy ones. However, a new economic modeling study finds that the economic impacts on these poor
er countries could be much larger than previous ...
The Earth's polar regions
are some of the planet's most fragile places.
The Arctic is warming twice as fast as anywhere else on Earth, and snow and ice cover are declining significantly. Part of Antarctica has warmed faster than anywhere ...
Surprising new research has sharply downgraded the perceived climate
impacts of the gathering and burning of wood by residents of poor
and developing countries who rely on the fuel to keep warm and cook food.
Of the 2.8 billion people ...
Around the world, carbon-based fuels are under attack. Increasingly grim economic pressures, growing popular resistance, and the efforts of government regulators have all shocked the energy industry. Oil prices are falling, colleges and ...
A third of the world`s oil reserves, half of gas reserves and over 80 percent of all coal reserves should remain in the ground and not be burned before 2050 if global warming is to stay below the 2°C target agreed by world governments, finds new ...
For fisherman Sammar Dablo, it was as if "the seawater stole our homes" when land erosion forced his village to relocate further inland on Pakistan's south coast.
The people of the fan-shaped Indus Delta, where the Indus River meets the ...
Emboldened by mounting scientific evidence and shifting poll data, Gov. Andrew Cuomo veered sharply away from America’s conventional wisdom about the wonders of high-volume hydraulic fracturing of shale formations when he banned the practice in ...
Global wheat yields are likely to fall significantly as climate change
takes hold, new research has shown .
The researchers found that wheat production would fall by 6% for every 1C increase in temperatures. The world is now nearly ...
Increasingly severe heat waves and more frequent and intense flooding due to climate change
will spur the spread of cholera in vulnerable regions
of the world, new research suggests. In an effort to better understand the environmental ...
Over much of 2014, David Kroodsma and Lindsey Fransen are riding their bikes across parts of Asia, and sharing what they learn about the climate
issues facing the countries they bike through.
Six months after leaving Istanbul, and ...
A new Green Climate
Fund that aims to help poor
nations cope with global warming reached a U.N. goal of $10 billion on Tuesday at global climate
talks in Lima, helped by a surprise donation from Australia.
Several of the 190 nations at ...
Developing nations should build resilience to extreme-weather events by learning from previous disasters and introducing technology such as early warning systems, says a report by UK-based scientific academy the Royal Society.
As an ...
In the winter of 2013--14, hundreds of milk-white birds with luminous yellow eyes and wingspans of up to 5 feet descended on beaches, farmers' fields, city parks and airport runways throughout southern Canada and the United ...
Typhoon Hagupit tore apart homes and sent waves crashing through coastal communities across the eastern Philippines on Sunday, creating more misery for millions following a barrage of deadly disasters.
The typhoon roared in from the ...
At the time when developing countries including India are pitching to have a global climate
deal with "adaptation" goal as its key component, a UN body on Friday dropped a bombshell for rich nations, saying the cost of adapting to climate change
The residents of the Philippines region of Tacloban know what loss and damage from climate change
looks like. This weekend, this exact same region is now bracing for super typhoon Hagupit, due to hit on Saturday as a catastrophic Category 5 ...
When habitat is free of sea ice for 180 days, for instance, it's estimated that 9 to 21 percent of adult male polar bears face starvation, with other ages and classes being more vulnerable.
Polar bears could face mass starvation and ...
For a week in November, people across the United States were complaining bitterly about the cold. Record low temperatures were experienced in 43 states; in some northern regions
, residents had to dig tunnels to get out of houses engulfed by as ...
Three recent reports, each a comprehensive look at the climate
crisis and possible paths out of it, provide the latest evidence that the barriers to reducing greenhouse gas emissions are daunting, but not insurmountable.
One report comes ...
On a visit to China a few years back, I asked a local official about pollution controls after enjoying my first sour, gritty taste of the country`s air. China’s new coal-fired power plants and other industrial boilers often came equipped with ...
The extent of climate change
resulting from human activities has gone beyond a point of 'no return' and the abnormalities, according to a new World Bank report released today.Experts will find these findings damning but it's exactly what ...
High in the Peruvian Andes 8,000 alpacas died during a particularly harsh period of cold in the summer of 2004. For the herders who raise and shear these long-haired beasts for a living, it was a huge loss amounting to one fifth of all the ...
Global temperatures in October, as well as the entire year-to-date, were the planet's hottest on average since record-keeping began in 1880, the US government says.
It was also the 38th consecutive October in which global average ...
Kate Hawley examines how urban areas are evolving to be sustainable -- their challenges, trends and solutions.
Already, 54 per cent of the world's population lives in urban regions
, and projections suggest this will keep increasing until ...
With rising drought conditions and spiking populations, the world is becoming a very thirsty place. Now, one NASA researcher is highlighting the concerns of a great many experts, claiming that not only is the world facing a water crisis, but this ...